The army men engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL and managed to advance against them in the depth of al-Maqaber (cemetery) region, taking back several hills overlooking ISIL’s lines of movement from al-Thardah mountain to the city of Deir Ezzur.
A military source confirmed that the army soldiers have advances against ISIL and have cut off their supplying roads from Khayaem al-Defa’a.
In the meantime, the Syrian Air Force pounded ISIL’s movements in Tal (hill) al-Khanzir, al-Ma’amel region and al-Thardah crossroad, killing a large number of terrorists and destroying one of the ISIL’s bomb-laden suicide vehicles near al-Syasiyeh bridge.
Also, the army troops and popular forces warded off continued attacks of ISIL on their positions in the Southern outskirts of Deir Ezzur city after inflicting a number of casualties on the militants on Friday.
The army soldiers and popular fighters, backed up by the Syrian warplanes, clashed fiercely with ISIL terrorists and repelled their attacks on a number of military posts in the surroundings of Deir Ezzur military airport and Liwa al-Tamin (security brigade).
The ISIL suffered heavy casualties and its military hardware sustained major damage in the failed attacks.